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Editing Binge Etiquette

What is the etiquette for extremely minor edits that bump dead threads by no longer active users? A related meta question. Recently someone has been on a binge of such editing. Most of the edits are ...
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edit and rephrase or ask new question?

If neither the commentators nor I (meanwhile) are happy with my question, should I edit it completely or post a new one? (how do I close the fist one then?)
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Don't throw the baby out with the bath water when rejecting suggested edits.

Several hours ago I suggested eight edits to posts that I thought could use a little bit of improvement. A few hours later I came back to find that all eight of them had been rejected by the same ...
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How much bumping is too much?

Quite often some old questions are bumped for various reasons. They are edited to correct minor typos, punctuation, adding links, adding a more informative title etc. They are retagged - e.g. for the ...
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Multiple Edits should not end up in Multiple +2's

I realised, when editing a post a second time, I got an additional +2 rep. Does this make sense? I think it's ok once. Is it possible to restrict it?
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Treatment of multiple answers by same user to same question

We have a generally accepted and established norm on editing the content of questions, as addressed in this answer to the question http://meta.math.stackexchange.com/questions/4255/ and in this answer ...
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I need your advice.

I need some good advice. There is one math.problem which I asked here. It is my second attempt. I have some new ideas and new results, but question is already big enough. I don't want to delete ...
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Community approved my suggested Edit

Clicking on Community, you'll find: Hi, I'm not really a person. I'm a background process that helps keep this site clean! I do things like Randomly poke old unanswered questions ...
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Reacting against edits

I just want to mention it because it's not the first time that this weird thing happened to me. Sometimes when I edit a question or answer, I see the poster makes minor edits to remove my name. I got ...
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How much editing is too much?

Occasionally there are questions in dire need of editing. Often, I wonder, how much editing is too much? Specifically I am refering to this MSE thread. I felt my first edit was quite aggressive, ...
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How much (self) editing is too much?

(N.B. not to be confused with this question) We are all aware of editing being a core value of the part-Wiki nature of the Stack Exchange websites. We are also all aware of the website providing a ...
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Radical editing?

I recently answered this question about how the volume of a tetrahedron depends on the surface areas of the faces. I like the content of this question a lot, but unfortunately the original wording ...
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Is the asker notified when an answer to their question is edited? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Lack of notification If I edit my answer to a question to add substantially new information, will the user who posted the original question be notified of it automatically, or ...
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Delete vs. Edit etiquette

If an error is found in my answer, is it appropriate to delete the answer and let someone else more knowledgeable answer? Or is should I attempt to correct my solution through edits? What is the ...
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Who is going to edit the question next?

Looking at the revisions of this question made me think some unnecessary edits were done. Clearly, the third edit is completely unnecessary. Also, too much edits has changed the problem. Please be ...
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Why restrict my ability to change my vote once I have editing priveleges?

Yesterday I intended to upvote an answer, but accidentally downvoted. I did not notice this and did not change it within the five-minute window for changing votes. Later that day I noticed a drop on 1 ...
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helping people with TeX code

If I write \underset{x\in A}{\mathrm{sup}} in $\TeX$, it looks like this: $$ \underset{x\in A}{\mathrm{sup}} $$ If I write \sup_{x\in A}, it looks like this: $$ \sup_{x\in A} $$ The latter usage, ...
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When you spot someone gaming for edit related badges

In every system which rewards points and badges people are bound to game it from time to time. I see it like this: There are games which have little to no negative effect (e.g. voting a lot of ...
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Editing the content of questions

Suppose a user asks a question on the main site, and he makes several mistakes in his question. Then the editing crew shows up to fix those mistakes. So far so good. If he made typos, we fix them. If ...
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I do care about the format of the questions

My edit was rejected for this reason: Let's wait until we find out what the symbols mean... Which I failed to make sense of. While the user who rejected the edit, made the same edit in the body ...
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Fixing TeX markup

Every now and then, I see a question or an answer with incorrect TeX markup. Most commonly, I see cos instead of \cos, and so ...
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Unsolved Problem asked as a question in math.se

What are the guidelines? Will the moderators take action OR does someone have to flag it as "Known Unsolved Problem" or "Known Open Problem". For instance question here was about a Diophantine ...
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When does editing become over editing?

We strive that the questions and answers on the site will be as full and complete as possible, that is very understandable. We also want them to be as readable as humanly possible, whether it means ...
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Who has got more reps, is first in the priority list

I edited a question before anyone else but as I'm a new contributor to the community, I got this: You do not have edit privileges. Your edit will be placed in a queue until it is peer reviewed. ...
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Sweeping suggested edits where “Anonymous User” is probably the OP

I've recently come across a number of cases in reviewing where a suggested edit is made which would be too unilateral to approve of because it interferes with the original poster's implicit wishes - ...
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Can the equation rendering delay be increased for editing posts? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Feature request: user script or option to turn off instant MathJax rendering I'm sitting on a very low-end machine here and typesetting a question with equations results in ...
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Edited questions

English is not my native language and when I ask some question I make a lots of mistakes. Some time later I see that my question edited but I don't know where, since I don't exactly remember the text ...
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Characters in the heading don't count

While not logged in, I edited a question. I got an error message saying my edit could not be saved, because it didn't change at least six characters. But in fact it did. Guess what?? Edits in the "...
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How can I put more space between words?

I find that sometimes I need to put some texts as the following: A.x+y B.2x C.y+z Here is my question: How can one put more spaces between this "choices" when needed?
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Editing answers does not give reputation anymore

I noticed that when you have below $2000$ points you get $2$ reputation for editing a question, but once you reach $2000$ points where your edits don't have to revieved anymore you stop to get those $...
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Updating questions

This question by me was supposedly "updated" by me according to another user, that rendered the users answer useless. Another question that were supposedly updated in a similar fashion is this one. ...
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How to properly edit questions

Hello, I've noticed several questions that are poorly written (in terms of the English used to compose them). I'm not an English major by any means, but I tend to want to edit them to make it easier ...
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Proposed FAQ “move personal material to bottom of question” and carte blanche for edits to do this.

When viewing the Questions list, it is common to see personal introductory material ("I just saw this problem and thought it would be interesting to post ... " ) that pushes most or all of the actual ...
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Source control of posts.

I could not find this issue anywhere in Meta, so here it comes.. Some users has the privilege to correct or change posts. This is all good, but there is a big problem here - there should be a source ...
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How to cross out in editing?

I see some people put a line through a sentence to cross out a sentence. How to do that?

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